Editor’s Corner: This State Ain’t Big Enough for Us!
By John O’Brien, Jr.
Hear Ye, Hear ye, we have very exciting news!
Our covid on hold expansion plans are finally coming out of the darkness. Do you know a writer who lives in the Greater Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or Detroit area? We are looking for new writers based in those cities. Please send them on to us to chat with.
Yes, we are starting with Pittsburgh and Detroit in our expansion, but Cleveland to Clearwater is our opportunity corridor. Fourteen states from CLE to shining CLE.
In Ohio, eighty-five Giant Eagle, Marcs, CVS and Drug Mart stores from Cleveland thru Columbus will now carry the Ohio Irish American News.
Due to this expansion, our Ohio Irish American News name no longer fits! We’d like to share with you, our readers, listeners, and followers, our new name: Drum roll please … We will now be known as iIrish!
We feature such a wide variety of outlets to reach the Irish in America, and all across the world, with Digital, Print, Video, Web, Podcast, eBulletin and social media content and hard earned expertise.
In partnership with John Delaney, who you all know as a founder of Barleycorn, and now, The New Barleycorn, we are delighted to announce our new monthly video series, Green & Gold Web, featuring Irish music, dance, song and story, culture and so much more from across the Irish Diaspora, released once per month, and soon to be available online, with your subscription.
There are a lot of offerings to reach the Irish not just locally, though that is a large number of people, but to stretch across this great land, and a few others too.
Now that I’ve gotten both jabs, I hope I will see you Out & About, safe and sound. If you need a speaker, call. Contact us with your story, submission, event or speaker needs, and we’ll do our best to be of service.
There are many more songs and stories; I hope we will write new ones – of joy, of unification. Here, and across the pond. We are closer to a One Ireland than we have been in more than 800 years. And in that vein, Let’s unite for America, too.
Nuair a stadann an ceol, stadann an rince
(When the music stops, so does the dance)